Category Archives: Beverages/Smoothies

Strawberry-Watermelon Slush

Having a slice of watermelon is so refreshing, especially in the summer, isn’t it? Fresh strawberries are another favorite summer fruit of mine. So it seemed like a great idea to whip up a strawberry-watermelon drink.

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Root Beer Float

Even though this Root Bear Float isn’t red, white, and blue, it’s still a very all-American treat! If you haven’t ever made one, you need to make a Root Beer Float at least once during the summer! It’s such a wonderful cool and creamy, foamy and fizzy dessert! I drank plenty of Root Beer Floats when I was a kid, so it was fun to enjoy one again recently. I made my float in a vintage glass I found at a flea market and felt like I was right in a soda shop! 🙂 You can chill your glasses in the fridge beforehand if you want them to be extra cool.

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Fresh Mango Smoothie

Summer is a great time to enjoy mangos—they just seem like a summery fruit to me. And I tend to make smoothies more in the summer too, so that’s how I came to make this Fresh Mango Smoothie. I usually use plain or vanilla Greek yogurt in my smoothies and I like sweetening them with honey. For this smoothie, I added in a little ground flaxseed for extra fiber. It’s so thick and creamy! And just the thing when you want something that tastes dessert-like but is also good for you!

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Strawberry Lemonade

With all this hot weather, lemonade sure sounds good, doesn’t it? But how about switching it up a little and adding some strawberries for a nice big pitcher of Strawberry Lemonade? Lemon and strawberry are two great summer flavors, and you just can’t go wrong combining them!

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Raspberry-Grape Float

It’s a pretty hot summer day, so I had to post something frosty! 🙂 I don’t make ice cream sodas or floats often, but I really like them. I was inspired to make this fruity-tasting float after I saw a recipe a while back in Better Homes and Gardens. This float is made with raspberry sorbet and grape soda. Just use your favorite brand of grape soda and raspberry sorbet—and if you can’t find raspberry sorbet in your grocery store, you can substitute raspberry sherbet. I tried it both ways and it’s good with both sorbet and sherbet!

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